Mother Goose for Grownups
|Mother Goose for Grownups (1900)
|Mother Goose for Grownups is an anthology of Carryl’s humorous light verse, published in 1900 by Harper & Brothers, New York and London. These poems are parodies of the old traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes. The volume was illustrated by Peter Newell and Gustave Verbeek. The dedication was a poem “To Constance”. The author added this foreword:
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- To Constance
- The Admirable Assertiveness of Jilted Jack
- The Blatant Brutality of Little Bow Peep
- The Commendable Castigation of Old Mother Hubbard
- The Discouraging Discovery of Little Jack Horner
- The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet
- The Fearful Finale of the Irascible Mouse
- The Gastronomic Guile of Simple Simon
- The Harmonious Heedlessness of Little Boy Blue
- The Inexcusable Improbity of Tom, the Piper's Son
- The Judicious Judgment of Quite Contrary Mary
- The Linguistic Languor of Charles Augustus Sprague
- The Mysterious Misapprehension Concerning a Man in Our Town
- The Opportune Overthrow of Humpty Dumpty
- The Preposterous Performance of an Old Lady of Banbury
- The Quixotic Quest of Three Blind Mice
- The Remarkable Regimen of the Sprat Family
- The Singular Sangfroid of Baby Bunting
- The Touching Tenderness of King Karl the First
- The Unusual Ubiquity of the Inquisitive Gander
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